The HP/Intel Solution Center is using MondoRescue to backup the solution stacks developed in the Center. It helps rebuilding the stack easily for other Proof of Concept activities, or server as a backup of the solution, especially hen the solution is deployed in our truck for EMEA roadshows, where disks tend to fail more than often. We also use some images made through the network to redeploy easily a video injector, e.g.
We use MonodRescue on a large variety of HP Hardware (DL 360/380/580/760, ML 310/350, BL 460/480/680) with various Linux distributions (mainly RHEL, SLES and Debian).
Other Business Units of HP or using MondoRescue mainly as a delivery mean for a full custom solution to customers, or advise customers to use it as a Disaster Recovery solution for their own IT infrastructure and support them. Same variety in Hardware and distributions.
MakaluMedia develops ground station systems for the space industry. MondoRescue was recently used to deploy HP DL-380 servers running SuSE Linux on a customer site. The installation process for the prototype servers was:
- Install SLES from the distribution media, using LVM disk management.
- Update online using YaST
- Install additional packages needed to build the production environment.
- Install packages needed to support MondoRescue
which in total would take more than 4 hours elapsed time per server.
MondoRescue was used to back the prototype system up to LTO tape, writing OBDR headers. Installation of a production server then reduced to booting from the tape, typing nuke, waiting about 10 minutes, mounting partitions and running grub-install in a chroot environment, and configuring networking. Total time per server was less than 30 minutes.
There was one small problem which was that mondo didn't install grub correctly - this was the reason for the separate use of grub-install.
Muskoka Auto Parts
Muskoka Auto Parts has about 12 servers and 60 desktops scattered over 10 locations. Every desktop starts out as a restore by Mondo, with small customizations done after the fact. The servers are backed by mondo as well, and about 5 of them have had bare metal replacements done via mondorestore after hardware failures. A tested working mondo recovery system makes the sysadmin sleep alot better at nights :-)
They are a startup named QuickoLabs based out of Bangalore, India. Our product SearchEnabler, is on-demand SEO software which crawls and analyzes user’s website to provide recommendations, helping them improve their website ranking in search engine results. Read their article on how they built their Data Center with Open SOurce projects, including MondoRescue.